A full agenda is coming soon! 

Learn more about what to expect by viewing previous National Forum programs:


Schedule Grid

This is a tentative schedule and subject to change.

Please note: we are in the process of creating some optional, additional-cost pre-Forum learning opportunities that will be held on Tuesday, October 18. We will announce details and costs as soon as possible. Dine-arounds and sponsored dinners will be available on Wednesday and Thursday evenings following the receptions. On Thuesday and Friday mornings, wellness activities will be available prior the breakfast plenaries. 

Wednesday, October 19 Thursday, October 20 Friday, October 21
8:00-10:00am PT
Peer Network Events
7:45-9:30am PT
Breakfast Plenary

7:45-9:30am PT
Breakfast Mini-Plenaries

10:00-11:00am PT
First-time Attendee Orientation

9:30-10:00am PT
Networking Break

9:30-10:00am PT
Networking Break
11:00-11:30am PT
Networking Break

10:00-11:30am PT
Concurrent Sessions

 10:00-11:30am PT
Concurrent Sessions
11:30am-1:30pm PT
Opening Lunch Plenary

11:30-11:45am PT
Networking Break

11:30-11:45am PT
Networking Break
1:30-2:00pm PT
Networking Break

11:45am-2:00pm PT
Lunch Plenary

11:45am-2:00pm PT
Closing Lunch Plenary
2:00-3:00pm PT
Concurrent Sessions

2:00-2:30pm PT
Networking Break

 
3:00-3:30pm PT
Networking Break

2:30-5:00pm PT
Concurrent Sessions & Off-site Walking Tours
of San Francisco Cultural Districts

 
3:30-5:00pm PT
Concurrent Sessions

5:00-7:00pm PT
25th Anniversary Reception

 
5:00-7:00pm PT
Welcome Reception

7:00pm PT
Networking Dinners

 
7:00pm PT
Networking Dinners

 

 


This year's agenda is still in progress, but these are some of the sessions we plan to offer:

  • "The 2019 National Forum was a rich opportunity for family funders to learn, share, connect, and perhaps most importantly, question their own assumptions about giving and the potential of of philanthropy now and in the future."

  • "This was the most consistently substantive and interesting philanthropic conference I've attended, out of dozens in the past 20 years. Staff, sessions, attendees, attention to detail all were outstanding."
  • "We LOVE the Forum!!! Just keep doing what you always do--it is by far the best conference we attend."
  • "NCFP not only provided an opportunity to gain critical insight to effective grantmaking strategies but also a safe space for people to learn and share their experiences in a very warm and supportive 'family' environment!"